Deer Management Program

Deer Management

Members of the Eastman Archery Club manage a biennial spotlight deer survey (with assistance from Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist when needed). These employees brave mosquitoes and summer heat to conduct the late night survey of whitetail deer. The purpose of the count is to estimate the population per acre in the Nature and Wildlife Habitat Center and surrounding Eastman property in order to determine the health of the deer population. The first survey was conducted in 1998. Most recent surveys show that there is an abundance of deer on the property.